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Summary

CoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches you how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing you to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, you'll explore programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and shows you how CoffeeScript makes them available in JavaScript.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Book

JavaScript runs (almost) everywhere but it can be quirky and awkward. Its cousin CoffeeScript is easier to comprehend and compose. An expressive language, not unlike Ruby or Python, it compiles into standard JavaScript without modification and is a great choice for complex web applications. It runs in any JavaScript-enabled environment and is easy to use with Node.js and Rails.

CoffeeScript in Action teaches you how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It immerses you in CoffeeScript's comfortable syntax before diving into the concepts and techniques you need in order to write elegant CoffeeScript programs. Throughout, you'll explore programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. For language junkies, the book explains how CoffeeScript brings idioms from other languages into JavaScript.

What's Inside

  • CoffeeScript's syntax and structure
  • Web application patterns and best practices
  • Prototype-based OOP
  • Functional programming
  • Asynchronous programming techniques
  • Builds and testing

Readers need a basic grasp of web development and how JavaScript works. No prior exposure to CoffeeScript is required.

About the Author

Patrick Lee is a developer, designer, and software consultant, working with design startup Canva in Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 FOUNDATIONS
  1. The road to CoffeeScript
  2. Simplified syntax
  3. First-class functions
  4. Dynamic objects
  5. PART 2 COMPOSITION
  6. Composing objects
  7. Composing functions
  8. Style and semantics
  9. Metaprogramming
  10. Composing the asynchronous
  11. PART 3 APPLICATIONS
  12. Driving with tests
  13. In the browser
  14. Modules and builds
  15. ECMAScript and the future of CoffeeScript

Synopsis:

At the heart of JavaScript is a beautiful little language. Unfortunately, that inner beauty is clouded with awkward syntax and structure. CoffeeScript is a new way to write JavaScript, providing Ruby-like readability and a more expressive syntax. It compiles into standard JavaScript and works on all implementations without modification.

CoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing readers to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, it explores programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and shows how CoffeeScript makes them available in JavaScript.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Author

Patrick Lee is a developer, designer, and recovering consultant. He works with a startup called Canva.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617290626
Author:
Lee, Patrick
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Subject:
CoffeeScript;Java;JavaScript;Rails;Ruby;Visual Studio;best practices;object oriented;patterns;programming language;web development
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140522
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Javascript
Computers and Internet » Internet » JavaScript
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Web Programming
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Object Oriented Programming
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages
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At the heart of JavaScript is a beautiful little language. Unfortunately, that inner beauty is clouded with awkward syntax and structure. CoffeeScript is a new way to write JavaScript, providing Ruby-like readability and a more expressive syntax. It compiles into standard JavaScript and works on all implementations without modification.

CoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing readers to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, it explores programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and shows how CoffeeScript makes them available in JavaScript.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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